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1. Das Boot (1985 TV Mini-Series)

293 min | Drama, War

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A World War II German U-Boat crew have a terrifying patrol mission in the early days of the war.

Stars: Jürgen Prochnow, Herbert Grönemeyer, Klaus Wennemann, Hubertus Bengsch

2. Das Boot (1981)

R | 149 min | Adventure, Drama, War

8.5
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86 Metascore

The claustrophobic world of a WWII German U-boat; boredom, filth, and sheer terror.

Writers: Wolfgang Petersen, Lothar G. Buchheim | Director: Wolfgang Petersen | Stars: Jürgen Prochnow, Herbert Grönemeyer, Klaus Wennemann, Hubertus Bengsch

3. 60 Millionen für Phantásien - Wie die 'unendliche Geschichte' ins Kino kam (1984 TV Movie)

43 min | Documentary

8.3
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Writers: Wilhelm Bittorf, Ulli Pfau | Directors: Wilhelm Bittorf, Ulli Pfau | Stars: Donald Arthur, Robert Easton, Bernd Eichinger, Michael Ende

4. Chicxulub (2006)

Short, Drama

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65 Million years ago, a meteor collided with earth and erased seventy-five percent of all living species. Tonight, Ted and Maureen Biehn receive a phone call that their daughter has been hit by a car. Two tragedies begin to intertwine and the Biehn's life is about to change forever.

Writers: Malona P. Badelt, T. Coraghessan Boyle | Director: Malona P. Badelt | Stars: Joel Swetow, Susan Tierney, Dale Raoul, Christopher Hoffman

5. Kuckucksjahre (1967 TV Movie)

93 min

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Writers: Klaus Lea, George Moorse | Director: George Moorse | Stars: Franziska Oehme, Ardy Strüwer, Hubert von Meyerinck, Magda von Arent

6. The Agency (2001–2003)
Episode: The Agency (2001)

85 min | Drama, Thriller

7.9
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Writer: Michael Frost Beckner | Director: Mikael Salomon | Stars: Gil Bellows, Gloria Reuben, Beau Bridges, Rocky Carroll

7. The Directors (1999– )
Episode: The Films of Wolfgang Petersen (2000)

Unrated | 60 min | Documentary, Biography

7.8
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German director Wolfgang Petersen achieved international recognition with his 1981 film "Das Boot", and has since conquered Hollywood with such hits as "The Neverending Story", "In the Line... See full summary »

Director: Robert J. Emery | Stars: Harrison Ford, Diane Lane, Dustin Hoffman, Clint Eastwood

8. Charlie Rose (1991– )

60 min | News, Talk-Show

7.7
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Stars: Charlie Rose, Mark Halperin, Al Hunt, Thomas Friedman

9. Mein Leben (2001– )

43 min | Documentary, Biography

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Stars: Michael Haneke, Susanne Lothar, Blixa Bargeld, Daniel Richter

10. Hollywood Science (2006– )

50 min | Documentary

7.7
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Find out how Hollywood brings the impossible to the screen. And see what science goes into making that impossible happen.

Stars: Dave Hoffman, James Cameron, Tom Mankiewicz, Kurt Russell

12. Tatort (1970– )
Episode: Kurzschluß (1975)

90 min | Crime

7.6
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Writer: Herbert Lichtenfeld | Director: Wolfgang Petersen | Stars: Günter Lamprecht, Dieter Laser, Klaus Schwarzkopf, Wolf Roth

14. Tatort (1970– )
Episode: Reifezeugnis (1977)

108 min | Crime

7.5
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Sixteen year old pupil Sina Wolf has a love affair with her married Teacher Fichte. Also pupil Michael Harms cannot resist her beauty. One day Michael follows Sina into the forrest, throws ... See full summary »

Writers: Herbert Lichtenfeld, Wolfgang Petersen | Director: Wolfgang Petersen | Stars: Christian Quadflieg, Nastassja Kinski, Judy Winter, Klaus Schwarzkopf

15. The NeverEnding Story (1984)

PG | 102 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

7.4
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46 Metascore

A troubled boy dives into a wonderous fantasy world through the pages of a mysterious book.

Writers: Wolfgang Petersen, Herman Weigel, Michael Ende, Robert Easton | Director: Wolfgang Petersen | Stars: Noah Hathaway, Barret Oliver, Tami Stronach, Gerald McRaney

16. Tatort (1970– )

90 min | Crime

7.4
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A long running German cop show where detectives work to solve a crime.

Stars: Klaus J. Behrendt, Miroslav Nemec, Udo Wachtveitl, Dietmar Bär

17. The Directors (1999– )

60 min | Documentary, Biography

7.4
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Stars: Harrison Ford, Dave Mann, Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep

18. Tatort (1970– )
Episode: Blechschaden (1971)

106 min | Crime

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Writer: Herbert Lichtenfeld | Director: Wolfgang Petersen | Stars: Klaus Schwarzkopf, Ruth-Maria Kubitschek, Friedrich Schütter, Götz George

19. Tatort (1970– )
Episode: Jagdrevier (1973)

95 min | Crime

7.4
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Writer: Herbert Lichtenfeld | Director: Wolfgang Petersen | Stars: Klaus Schwarzkopf, Wolf Roth, Jürgen Prochnow, Walter Buschhoff

20. The Agency (2001–2003)

60 min | Drama, Thriller

7.3
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A look at the inner workings of the CIA.

Creator: Michael Frost Beckner | Stars: Paige Turco, Rocky Carroll, David Clennon, Will Patton

21. Die Konsequenz (1977)

100 min | Drama

7.3
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Thomas is the son of a prison warden. He falls for and seduces Martin, who is older and one of the prison inmates. After Martin is released, They try to build a relationship and a life ... See full summary »

Writers: Alexander Ziegler, Wolfgang Petersen | Director: Wolfgang Petersen | Stars: Jürgen Prochnow, Ernst Hannawald, Werner Schwuchow, Hans-Michael Rehberg

22. Hollywood History (2002– )

60 min | Documentary

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Stars: Peter Firth, Donald Richie, Peter Bogdanovich, Joe Canutt

23. Vier gegen die Bank (1976 TV Movie)

95 min | Crime, Comedy

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Writers: Ralph Maloney, Wolfgang Menge | Director: Wolfgang Petersen | Stars: Herbert Bötticher, Karin Eickelbaum, Harald Leipnitz, Christine Schuberth

24. Troy (2004)

R | 163 min | Adventure

7.2
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56 Metascore

An adaptation of Homer's great epic, the film follows the assault on Troy by the united Greek forces and chronicles the fates of the men involved.

Writers: Homer, David Benioff | Director: Wolfgang Petersen | Stars: Brad Pitt, Eric Bana, Orlando Bloom, Julian Glover

25. In the Line of Fire (1993)

R | 128 min | Action, Crime, Drama

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74 Metascore

Secret Service agent Frank Horrigan couldn't save Kennedy, but he's determined not to let a clever assassin take out this president.

Writer: Jeff Maguire | Director: Wolfgang Petersen | Stars: Clint Eastwood, John Malkovich, Rene Russo, Dylan McDermott

26. Stadt auf Stelzen (1965 TV Movie)

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Writer: Mies Bouhuys | Director: Wolfgang Petersen | Stars: Mathias Grimm, Maria Hansen, Helmut Heckelmann, Barbara Kuhn

27. One or the Other (1974)

105 min | Action, Romance, Thriller

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Writers: Horst Otto Oskar Bosetzky, Manfred Purzer | Director: Wolfgang Petersen | Stars: Klaus Schwarzkopf, Elke Sommer, Jürgen Prochnow, Ulla Jacobsson

28. Schwarz und weiß wie Tage und Nächte (1978 TV Movie)

103 min | Drama

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A scientist who swore off playing chess after a nervous breakdown as a boy wunderkind, creates an undefeated chess program. But the Russian world champ beats Tommy Rosemund's masterwork in ... See full summary »

Writers: Jochen Wedegärtner, Karl Heinz Willschrei | Director: Wolfgang Petersen | Stars: Bruno Ganz, Gila von Weitershausen, René Deltgen, Ljuba Tadic

29. The Making of 'Troy' (2004 TV Movie)

24 min | Documentary

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Director: Sam Hurwitz | Stars: Wolfgang Petersen, Orlando Bloom, Eric Bana, Brian Cox

30. Tatort (1970– )
Episode: Strandgut (1972)

105 min | Crime

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Writer: Herbert Lichtenfeld | Director: Wolfgang Petersen | Stars: Klaus Schwarzkopf, Wolf Roth, Ingeborg Schöner, Wolfgang Kieling

31. Días de cine (1991– )

60 min | News

7.0
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Antonio Gasset hosts this show in which recently released movies and DVDs are thoughtfully discussed, in a documentary-like way.

Stars: Antonio Gasset, Cayetana Guillén Cuervo, Henar Álvarez, Aitana Sánchez-Gijón

32. Smog (1973 TV Movie)

86 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

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Writer: Wolfgang Menge | Director: Wolfgang Petersen | Stars: Marie-Luise Marjan, Wolfgang Grönebaum, Heinz Schacht, Michaela Henner

33. Tatort (1970– )
Episode: Nachtfrost (1974)

96 min | Crime

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Writer: Herbert Lichtenfeld | Director: Wolfgang Petersen | Stars: Klaus Schwarzkopf, Ulla Jacobsson, John Van Dreelen, Marcel Werner

34. HBO First Look (1992– )
Episode: The Making of 'Poseidon' (2006)

13 min | Documentary

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Stars: Jacinda Barrett, Andre Braugher, Doug Coleman, Kevin Dillon

35. Enemy Mine (1985)

PG-13 | 108 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

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A soldier from Earth crash-lands on an alien world after sustaining battle damage. Eventually he encounters another survivor, but from the enemy species he was fighting; they band together ... See full summary »

Writers: Barry Longyear, Edward Khmara | Director: Wolfgang Petersen | Stars: Dennis Quaid, Louis Gossett Jr., Brion James, Richard Marcus

36. Hollywood's Best Film Directors (2009–2014)

26 min | Biography

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Creators: Mark Kaplan, Martin Saint Charles, David Freydt | Stars: Chris Columbus, Francis Ford Coppola, Andrew Davis, George Lucas

37. Bicentennial Man (1999)

PG | 132 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

6.7
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42 Metascore

An android endeavors to become human as he gradually acquires emotions.

Writers: Isaac Asimov, Robert Silverberg, Nicholas Kazan | Director: Chris Columbus | Stars: Robin Williams, Embeth Davidtz, Sam Neill, Oliver Platt

38. Rogue Waves (2006 TV Movie)

49 min | Documentary

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Writers: Bill Froehlich, Cynthia Harrison, Susan Michaels | Director: Bill Froehlich | Stars: David O'Brien, James Delgado, Frank Delaney, Brian K. Haus

39. HBO First Look (1992– )
Episode: Creating 'The Perfect Storm' (2000)

20 min | Documentary

6.7
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HBO First Look at the behind the scenes making of "The Perfect Storm."

Writers: Dave McVeigh, Scott McVeigh | Directors: Dave McVeigh, Scott McVeigh | Stars: Karen Allen, George Clooney, Walt Conti, Stefen Fangmeier

40. Outbreak (1995)

R | 127 min | Action, Drama, Horror

6.5
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Extreme measures are necessary to contain an epidemic of a deadly airborne virus. But how extreme, exactly?

Writers: Laurence Dworet, Robert Roy Pool | Director: Wolfgang Petersen | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Rene Russo, Morgan Freeman, Kevin Spacey

41. Instinct (1999)

R | 126 min | Drama, Thriller

6.5
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43 Metascore

When a noted anthropologist who left society to live in the jungle is imprisoned for murder, it's up to a young psychiatrist to get through to him.

Writers: Gerald Di Pego, Daniel Quinn | Director: Jon Turteltaub | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Cuba Gooding Jr., Donald Sutherland, Maura Tierney

42. Shattered (1991)

R | 98 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

6.5
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Dan Merrick comes out from a shattering car accident with amnesia. He finds that he is married to Judith who is trying to help him start his life again. He keeps getting flashbacks about ... See full summary »

Writers: Richard Neely, Wolfgang Petersen | Director: Wolfgang Petersen | Stars: Tom Berenger, Bob Hoskins, Greta Scacchi, Joanne Whalley

43. 37 Grad (1994– )

Documentary

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Stars: Rebecca Lena Hartl, Benjamin Lecce, Susanne Thurner, Renke von Lienen

44. Air Force One (1997)

R | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

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61 Metascore

Hijackers seize the plane carrying the President of the United States and his family, but he - an ex-soldier - works from hiding to defeat them.

Writer: Andrew W. Marlowe | Director: Wolfgang Petersen | Stars: Harrison Ford, Gary Oldman, Glenn Close, Wendy Crewson

45. Die rote Fahne (1968)

12 min | Documentary, Short

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Directors: Carlos Bustamante, Gerd Conradt, Harun Farocki, Holger Meins, Wolfgang Petersen, Helke Sander, Philip W. Sauber | Stars: Hans Behringer, Gerd Conradt, Enzio Edschmid, Kai Ehlers

46. Poseidon: A Ship on a Soundstage (2006 Video)

23 min | Short

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Stars: Mike Fleiss, Wolfgang Petersen, Josh Lucas, Duncan Henderson

47. Troy: In the Thick of Battle (2005 Video)

17 min | Documentary, Short

6.4
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The making of the battle scenes for the 2004 movie Troy.

Stars: Simon Atherton, Eric Bana, Simon Crane, Daniel Parker

48. Troy: From Ruins to Reality (2005 Video)

14 min | Documentary, Short

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Stars: Eric Bana, David Benioff, Lesley Fitton, Diane Kruger

49. The Perfect Storm (2000)

PG-13 | 130 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

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59 Metascore

An unusually intense storm pattern catches some commercial fishermen unaware and puts them in mortal danger.

Writers: Sebastian Junger, William D. Wittliff | Director: Wolfgang Petersen | Stars: George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, Diane Lane, John C. Reilly

50. HBO First Look (1992– )

13 min | Documentary

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Behind-the-scenes look at upcoming feature films, featuring interview commentary with their casts and crews.

Stars: Tom Hanks, Sandra Bullock, Will Smith, Matt Damon